Beauty Must Take Two

November 17, 2014

A Beauty pill reimagined. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and picture a perfect vitamin. One that provides you with beauty perks, essential nutrients and revitalizing botanicals. All your hair and skin could ever ask for – Aviva contains 18 essential vitamins you can’t (better say shouldn’t) go without daily – MINUS the junk.

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Vitamin B5 keeps your skin healthy and provides key nourishment to hair follicles to promote growth. Also known as the “anti-stress” B complex supports adrenal gland health and helps to keep stress levels in balance.

Beauty Benefits: strengthens hair follicles, prevents hair thinning, promotes healthy skin, fights signs of premature aging and increases stress resistance.

Found in: Mushrooms, brown rice, quinoa, chickpeas, lentils, black beans, white beans, egg yolk, nutritional yeast and bee pollen.

Folic Acid creates healthy hair DNA, which improves hair quality and helps it grow faster.

Beauty Benefits: creates hair DNA, prevents hair loss, prevents premature greying and improves the firmness of the skin.

Found in: All of your leafy greens – kale, spinach, watercress, bok choy, dandelion greens, micro greens, asparagus, peas and beets.

Zinc accelerates the renewal of the skin cells and is key for hair health. Insufficient zinc levels may result in loss of hair, hair that appears thin or dull, and hair that goes grey early. It also increases the libido and boosts immunity.

Beauty Benefits: accelerates cell renewal, clears skin, improves scalp condiiton.

Found in: Quinoa, red meat, fish, crustaceans, oysters, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

Iodine is needed for the balance of the thyroid gland, which produces the necessary growth hormones for healthy hair. It also aids in the body detoxification, helps burn calories and induces effective weight loss.

Beauty Benefits: heals scars and pimples, detoxifies, stimulates hair growth.

Found in: Sea vegetables, cranberries, organic yoghurt, navy beans and strawberries.

Iron helps to activate vitamins in the B super group and metabolize proteins, and also plays a part in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Iron plays an essential role in the nutrition and oxygenation of the hair roots.

Beauty Benefits: improves quality of blood, restores hair growth and increases energy.

Found in: Clams, mussels, oysters, beef or chicken liver, spinach, nuts and beans.

Chromium helps metabolize carbohydrates and monitors blood sugar levels. It increases mood and energy levels.

Beauty Benefits: helps weight loss, prevents hair loss, makes skin firmer.

Found in: Almonds, Brewer’s yeast, broccoli, eggs, sweet potato, corn, oats and grape juice.

Biotin plays a key role in renewing hair follicles to thicken and strengthen hair. It is involved with creating the building blocks for basic bod functions at a cellular level.

Beauty Benefits: aids in weight loss, improves hair, skin and nails.

Found in: Pecans, Swiss chard, carrots, eggs, goat milk, strawberries, raspberries and halibut.

Boron is required for normal hair growth and health. It improves the uptake of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Low Boron intake may negatively impact brain function, bone health, and the immune system.

Beauty Benefits: boots immunity, improves sex drive, slows down the aging process.

Found in: Apples, almonds, dried apricots, avocado, raw cashew and Brazil nuts, red kidney beans and chickpeas.

Selenium plays a key role in healthy thyroid function and metabolic processes. It also works to regulate normal blood-sugar levels. Selenium promotes new hair eruption and potentially helps prevent certain types of hair loss.

Beauty Benefits: keeps body safe from toxins, fights free radical cells, improves skin, protects and nourishes scalp.

Found in: Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, fish and shellfish, meat and poultry, eggs, mushrooms, grains and onions.

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